Thursday, March 19, 2009
Two or three weeks ago I got spring fever and joined a seed swap club. This is where you send packets of seeds, either store-bought or ones you have saved from your own garden, in along with a wish list of what you might like and you are sent seeds in return. As a new member I received much more than what I sent in.
These are the seeds I sent in:
3 packs of those hot red peppers I grew last year.
2 packs of watermelon seed
1 pack of wax bean seed
In return I received seed packs for the following:
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Black Prince Tomato
Pink Brandywine Tomato
Yellow Pear Tomato
Red Currant Tomato
Green Salad Lettuce Bowl
Ornamental Gourd Mix
Red Burgandy Onion
Detroit Dark Red Beet
Blue Goose Pea
Greasy Grit Bean
Mountaineer White Half Runner Bean
WOW! Is that a great return for my postage or what?! You DO have to send return postage of course, but that's pretty cheap considering what you'd have had to pay for all those seed packs in the store. Especially since some of them are heirloom seeds and not available just anywhere; like the Blue Goose Pea nad the beans. I can't wait to try them! I already have some of the tomato seeds planted. I am curious as to what this "Black Prince" will turn out to be.
I also broke down and actually ordered some raspberry plants from a seed company, along with some vine peach seeds. According to the company a "vine peach" can be canned just like a tree peach, but it's a gourd. I like to try new things so I want to give this one a go of it. I will keep you informed.
Yesterday hubby and I got our "table" garden in; onions, lettuce and radishes.
Then today I was cleaning out my flower bed and found what looked like an almond that had sprouted in there. I was bewildered for a bit until I looked around and saw the shell; it was actually one of the peach tree seeds from the peaches that hubby's aunt had given us a couple of years ago. I was so excited. I potted it in a flower pot and put it on the porch. I hope it does grow, though I am not sure where we will plant it.
Such excitement on the dairy!